Re: Debian Live USB fails; bricks the USB stick
On Saturday 11 November 2017 13:23:24 Mike Kupfer wrote:
> Kent West wrote:
> > I walked away then and came back in a few minutes to find it had
> > finished, but didn't pay attention to any other messages, and then
> > tried booting it on another year-old Dell PC. It gave me the grub
> > menu, but then when I tried to boot Debian Live, I got an error
> > about an invalid magic number and a need to load a kernel first.
> I stumbled over something last night with the netinst installer and a
> Dell Latitude E7250 (which still had Windows on it). I don't know if
> it's related to your problem, but in case it might be relevant, I
> thought I'd mention it.
> I was able to boot the installer from a thumbdrive, and it would get
> through a couple screens (e.g., locale), but then it would get no
> further, saying it couldn't find the "CDROM" (i.e., the thumb drive).
> I eventually came across this text in the Installation Guide:
> On some UEFI systems, the firmware will reduce “boot” time by not
> initialising the keyboard controller or USB hardware
> I booted the BIOS setup and changed the system from fast boot to
> "thorough" boot. That fixed my problem.
Very good to know Mike, thank you.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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